- KERI HARVEY, PRESTIGE MAGAZINE
One of the highlights of a stay at Samara is the opportunity to track wild cheetah on foot. Thanks to a number of relaxed individuals, starting with our famous Sibella, we have been able to offer unrivalled wild cheetah viewing to many years of Samara guests.
Tracking wild cheetah on foot
Several of Samara's cheetahs have radio collars for research and monitoring purposes to inform our conservation management. These collars also enable them to be tracked more easily. This is essential given the type of terrain they live in – from hunting in the thicket adjoining the rivers to giving birth on steep mountain slopes. Depending on the vegetation, your guide will also teach you to track the old-fashioned way – pointing out the signs of a cheetah's presence, from tracks to dung to scratch marks on a tree trunk. The cheetah tracking experience is available to all guests at no extra charge.